Topics: Othello, Iago, Jealousy Pages: 3 (949 words) Published: November 15, 2011

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People have personal insecurities that tend to make out as jealousy. No matter if it’s a relationship or a friendship. Many characters possessed some type of insecurity that allowed them to have a jealous tendency. This not only happened in the play but it could also happen in real life. Othello is the most famous literary work that focuses on the dangers of jealousy. The play is a study of how jealousy can be fueled by mere circumstantial evidence and can destroy lives. It’s interesting how every character has their individual jealousy. But, they share similar traits of jealousy. Which is in the same type of form. In Othello, jealousy takes place in many forms, from sexual suspicion to professional competition, but most of all, hate. Othello believes his wife (Desdemona) is having a affair with Cassio. For the simple reason Iago claims Cassio has been sleeping with Othello’s wife. Since Othello is so gullible, Iago leads him “by the nose”. Iago plants a seed of jealousy inside of Othello because apparently he has some insecurity. (“After sometime, to abuse Othello’s ear that he (Cassio) is too familiar with his wife. He hath a person and smooth dispose to be suspected framed to make women false”.)p 42 Bianca is also in the same position. She believes Cassio is having an affair because of his lack of appearance. She has not seen Cassio, and when she finally does, she receives a gift that possessed another women fragrance. (“Bianca whose jealous over Cassio motivates her...
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